EU-LIFE

Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe
Building and promoting Excellence in Life Sciences in Europe

2017 in a nutshel

 

SCIENCE POLICY

“EU-LIFE is well positioned in EC policy” (EC officer, EC meeting, October 2016)

2017 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • EU-LIFE active in the 2 existing EC stakeholders’ platforms (ERA and Open Science)
  • 3 EU-LIFE position papers: (FP9 statement, H2020, FP9 position paper)
  • ERC 10 years’ EU-LIFE campaign
  • Contribution/Feedback to 8 EC reports
  • 3 EC Consultations: H2020 mid-term review; Foresight | Delphi study for FP9 (by invitation); FET FLAGSHIP
  • 13 meetings & events

 

BUILDING COMPETENCE & EU-LIFE AWARENESS

 “It is invaluable that I can discuss with peers common issues and tap into their collectively expertise to solve our problems. I have tried this in the past with other organizations at the national and EU level, but only with EU-LIFE it has been successful.” (Respondent EU-LIFE survey, October 2017)

2017 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • ORION: launching of open science H2020 project
  • LIBRA Career Development Compass for postdocs implemented (2 workshops)
  • LIBRA Recruitment Handbook and workshop; work life balance workshop
  • TedEx Tech Transfer initiative (6 pitches to VC professionals and 4 trainings)
  • 3 events to build institutional capacity (Train the trainer workshop for MSCA applications; Making videos in-house for science communication; crisis communication workshop)
  • EU-LIFE Strategy & Community meetings

 

ENGAGING THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY

“EU-LIFE institutes are ready for researchers to tap into according to their needs”, (Jo Bury, Chair of EU-LIFE 206/17, scientific meeting, Vienna, May 2016)

2017 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Launching EU-LIFE visiting programme
  • EU-LIFE scientific workshop “Principles of homeostasis”
  • EU-LIFE signature courses poster and one EU-LIFE symposium (FIMM+CRG)
  • Website & newsletter: improved tools for researchers (jobs, funding, science news)